Renovation at the new NSpire Church location.
By Carl Stagner
The Latin word spīrāre inspired the name of the Church of God in Westfield, Indiana, now known as NSpire Church. In the Hebrew and Greek, its meaning is understood as having to do with breath, life, wind, and the Spirit. Building up to IYC2018 (July 2–5), the church is preparing to work with IYC students by hosting an Indianapolis-area Impact Day project. As the church transitions out of a season of building and expanding, their partnership with the International Youth Convention is but an extension of who they already are. Leading into a new season of outreach, NSpire Church is breathing life into their community and will soon breathe life into the lives of teenagers attending IYC. Continue reading
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Tagged Brad Ruggles, community, expansion, Impact Day, Impact Indy, IN, Indiana, International Youth Convention, IYC, IYC2018, life change, Matt Gaylor, Nspire Church, outreach, renovation, service projects, students, teenagers, Westfield, youth
Photo: Brad Ruggles (left) and Matt Gaylor (right) celebrate unity!
By Carl Stagner
“People can find all kinds of reasons to be divided today. But we found one to be united.” Matt Gaylor, engagement pastor of the new Nspire Church in Westfield, Indiana, couldn’t be more excited about what God is up to in the growing city just north of Indianapolis. As the pastor who helped restart and reclaim New Life Church of God as CitySpring Church in the early part of this decade, Matt had every reason to continue down the successful path he was on. But God had other plans. These plans wouldn’t involve him leaving CitySpring, but they would involve change. And they would prove to be a powerful witness for Christ. Continue reading
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Tagged Brad Ruggles, church plant, church planting, CitySpring, community outreach, community partnership, functional unity, Healthy Growing Churches, Imagine, Indiana, Matt Gaylor, merge, merger, Missionary Church, New Life, Nspire Church, revitalization, Westfield